Small Bittersweet Trunk c1840-50

$250.00Price
  • Product Info

    An early tabletop trunk, handy for small storage. Portable, easy to cart around and it fits into so many little niches. Dome-top; lightweight but not in the least flimsy. Probably pine. Old hand-cut nails, both square and oval. The hinges are screwed in and they are early replacements. The box exterior is a good, dry original surface done in bittersweet wash. The interior is an outstanding teal paint, a rich, surprising, striking color. Sturdy, dependable. There's an age/dry air separation across the top of the dome that has stabilized and will not extend itself. The till on the inside is gone (leaving a lot more room for storage.) 17"L X 8"D X 9"H